Day at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2010.
|Born||Charles Peckham Day
February 9, 1976
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Education||Portsmouth Abbey School|
|Alma mater||Merrimack College|
|Occupation||Actor, screenwriter, television producer, musician|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Elizabeth Ellis (2006-present)|
Charles Peckham "Charlie" Day (born February 9, 1976) is an American actor, musician, television producer and screenwriter best known for playing Charlie Kelly on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, as well as for his roles in the films Horrible Bosses (2011), Monsters University (2013), Pacific Rim (2013), and The Lego Movie (2014).
Day was born in New York City, New York. His mother, Mary (née Peckham), was a piano teacher at The Pennfield School in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. His father, Dr. Thomas Charles Day, is retired and was a professor of Music History and Music Theory at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. His father is of Italian and Irish descent, and his mother has English, with remote Irish and Welsh, ancestry. Day spent most of his childhood in Middletown, Rhode Island.
He attended Pennfield School and graduated from the Portsmouth Abbey School, both in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Day starred on the baseball team at the Portsmouth Abbey School, playing shortstop for the Ravens. He received a bachelor's degree from Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts, being one of the first in the school's history to major in Fine Arts. At Merrimack, he was active in the Onstagers Dramatic Society and played on the school's varsity baseball team. During the summers of his college years, he was active in the training programs at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Besides playing Charlie Kelly on the hit FX television series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, he is also the show's executive producer and one of its writers. He has also appeared on several other television shows such as Third Watch, Law & Order, and Reno 911!.
He appeared in New Line Cinema's Horrible Bosses in July 2011, opposite Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, and Jamie Foxx. He also had a role in the 2010 film Going the Distance, alongside Justin Long, Jason Sudeikis, and Drew Barrymore. In 2013, he voiced a character named Art in the Pixar animated film Monsters University and appeared in Guillermo del Toro's film Pacific Rim.
Day hosted the November 5, 2011 episode of Saturday Night Live (SNL) with Maroon 5 as the musical guest. He was the second cast member from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia to host SNL (after Danny DeVito, though DeVito hosted SNL before It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia premiered). DeVito made a special appearance during Day's opening monologue.
In September 2014, Day provided his voice for The Sims 4 TV spots.
Day has been married to actress Mary Elizabeth Ellis since March 4, 2006. Day and Ellis met in 2001 and were dating in 2004 when they appeared together on Reno 911 playing incestuous siblings. Ellis has a recurring role on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia as "The Waitress," a coffee shop employee and an object of obsession for Day's character. The couple had their first child, a son named Russell Wallace Day, on December 15, 2011.
Day has written and improvised some of the music featured in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
|2001||Late Summer||Trevor||Short film|
|Campfire Stories||Joe Boner|
|2005||Love Thy Neighbor||Video Clerk|
|2008||A Quiet Little Marriage||Adam|
|2010||Going the Distance||Dan|
|2011||Horrible Bosses||Dale Arbus|
|Pacific Rim||Newt Geiszler|
|2014||The Lego Movie||Benny|
|Horrible Bosses 2||Dale Arbus|
|2000||Mary and Rhoda||Mailroom Kid||TV movie|
|Madigan Men||Clerk||Episode: "Three Guys, a Girl and a Conversation Nook"|
|2001||Law & Order||Jeremy||Episode: "Swept Away - A Very Special Episode"|
|2001–2004||Third Watch||Michael Boscorelli||Episodes: "Childhood Memories"
"Old Dogs, New Tricks"
"Family Ties: Part 1"
"Family Ties: Part 2"
"Spanking the Monkey"
|2004||Reno 911!||Inbred Twin||Episode: "Not Without My Mustache"|
|2005–present||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Charlie Kelly||Series regular
Also producer and screenwriter
|2008||Boldly Going Nowhere||TV pilot
|2011||Saturday Night Live||Host||Episode: "Charlie Day/Maroon 5"|
Episode: "Jesse Judge Lawncare Incorporated"
|Saturday Night Live||Congressman Fenton Worthington Carrey||Episode: "Jamie Foxx/Ne-Yo"|
|American Dad!||Meth Head||Voice
Episode: "Ad-Ventures in Hayleysitting"
|2014||Drunk History||Allan Pinkerton||Episode: "Baltimore"|
Awards and nominations
|2011||Critics' Choice Television Award||Best Actor in a Comedy Series||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Nominated|
|2011||Satellite Award||Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Won|
|2014||Doctor of Performing Arts, ''Honoris Causa''||Merrimack College|
- "Behind The Voice Actors - Charlie Day". Retrieved 2014-01-06.
- Kate Ward (18 November 2009). "'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia': The cast tells their story". EW.com. Entertainment Weekly Inc. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
- Salve Regina University (2012). "Faculty". Salve Regina University. Salve Regina University. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
- "Charlie Day : Biography". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub (11 May 2010). "Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Colin Farrell in Talks for HORRIBLE BOSSES for Director Seth Gordon". Collider.com. IndieClick Film Network. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
- Semigran, Aly (6 November 2011). "'Saturday Night Live' recap: Turning back the clock on Charlie Day(light savings time)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 6 November 2011.
- Mary Elizabeth Ellis at the Internet Movie Database
- Interview with Charlie Day & Mary Elizabeth Ellis, MonsterFresh.com
- Jessica Alba, on Jessica Alba: How I Handle the Paparazzi (2012-03-14). "Charlie Day, Mary Elizabeth Ellis Welcome Son Russell Wallace – Moms & Babies – Celebrity Babies and Kids - Moms & Babies - People.com". Celebritybabies.people.com. Retrieved 2014-01-06.
- David Wolinsky (26 October 2010). "RANDOM RULES Charlie Day". A.V. Club. Onion Inc. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
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